News from the Field

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Expeditions Cancel Everest Climb

Is Everest closed for business in 2014? It’s still not certain, but at the moment everything seems to be trending in that direction—amid conflicting reports that the government of Nepal... Read More

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Detroit Airport Unveils Dog Bathrooms

Detroit's Metropolitan Airport has taken a bold step forward in the quest to build a canine civilization by introducing customized dog bathrooms, a $75,000 addition complete with real grass, fire... Read More

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New App Is Soundtrack to the Earth

Conceived by Purdue University professor and landscape ecologist Bryan Pijanowski, the Soundscape Recorder app lets you listen to the sounds of the earth. App users can record snippets of sound on... Read More

Asteroids Caused Nuclear-Scale Explosions

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's an asteroid? Believe it or not, there have been 26 nuclear-scale explosions in Earth's atmosphere between 2000 and 2013, the Guardian reports. One of the blasts... Read More

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Google Maps Feature Time Lapses

Starting today, Google Maps users can revisit cached street views and watch time lapses of mankind's greatest urbanizations and decays. Google has added an unobtrusive clock image to the bottom... Read More